The Urban Success Mentoring Organization was created in 2000 and we are proud to be a 501(c)3 operating in the Greater Cincinnati area. We believe every individual has the ability to live a successful, self-sufficient life in the community, free from harm, fear and abuse. We partner with individuals and families to achieve their personal goals and change their legacy.


The mission of Urban Success is to build sustainable, viable relationships with members of the communities we serve in order to implement our hands-on approach to changing lives and ultimately build a better community impacting humanity in a positive way through love, hope and resources.


Our motto is, “Changing Lives Through Action”. Our work is done by going deep into the trenches of our city's most dangerous neighborhoods, where others will not go, and engaging with the people who live there on a consistent and personal level to provide a wide variety of services through relationship building. We get involved in their lives and their families. We’ve had profound success over the past 18 years using this method.


We believe in taking love to the streets. Hurting people are often hiding in plain sight. We go almost daily to talk with people, provide food, safe rides, help with homework, resolve conflict and just be present. People respond well when you show them you care and that their is always hope.  


Our approach to changing lives through action is aggressive and includes designing programs which reach out to the truly lost members of society. Our methods are not typical, we are very unorthodox - and extremely effective. Our programs of focus include but are not limited to:

  • Domestic Violence Crisis Intervention, Healing and Awareness

  • Human Trafficking Outreach

  • Homeless Outreach

  • Gang Intervention, Prevention and Violence De-Escalation

  • Emergency Food Services

  • Employment Services

  • Services for Children and Families

  • Pantry: clothes, baby care, beds and other household items.

  • Parent Partnerships

I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me.
— Isaiah 6:8